Do you want to invest in or cooperate with startups? Then do it right. Octorank offers the access, the formats and the experience to find the right startups and to cooperate in a meaningful way. For corporates and investors.
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Octorank launched the startup program ”Digital Challenges” with BASF, where startups were sought to address concrete challenges of various BASF business units. Six pilot project budgets in the region of 50-100,000€ were awarded.
A joint Startup Program with ALDI Nord, Deutsche Bahn and more
Octorank is the initiator of the recurring Buy it! initiative, where startups are given the opportunity to present their products to a consortium of established companies.
GELITA take advantage of the Octorank SRM
Octorank provides the Startup Relationship Manager (Octorank SRM) for GELITA's Partnership Program as a white-label solution. Startups can apply directly to GELITA's startup unit.
What our clients say about us
Octorank is the best partner we ever had to support us in the scouting process of startups for our Startupnight. Their tool takes out the complexity, gives a good overview and allows easy collaboration with our partners.
Head of Digital Open Space | Deutsche Telekom AG
Octorank designed the “Digital Challenges” startup program and accompanying campaign with us and launched it in the startup ecosystem. Through this, Octorank made a significant contribution to exciting a huge number of startups worldwide about our BASF topics. As a result, we are conducting pilot projects with very capable startups with the aim of a global rollout with BASF.
Digital Innovation Developer | BASF
Octorank not only delivers high quality results in an efficient, friendly and timely manner, their ability to customise their approach based on their insight of a client’s specific needs, make them a partner of choice.
Dr. Luise De Almeida
Start-up Cooperation Manager | Beiersdorf AG
The software has given our innovation team a broad range of opportunities to support our open innovation process and meets Vattenfall’s demanding process and IT requirements. We are happy to work regularly on new ideas and features with Octorank’s product team.
Director Business Development | Vattenfall
Our Customer Base
Who we work with
NGOs and Public Organisations
Investors and Incubators
It grows and grows and grows…
have so far applied to Octorank Startup Programs.
are in our network.
implemented by Octorank for our customers.
Who we are
Not artificial intelligence. But real people.
Octorank was founded as a "startup" in Berlin in 2017. After going through two incubators, we decided against venture capital ourselves and for the path of self-driven growth from generated revenues. Today, after more than three years and 25 startup initiatives for our clients, we have an expert insight into how both established companies and startups work and how both worlds collide. Before every scouting and campaign, we like to share our experience with you personally. Get in touch with us!
Who or what is Octorank?
Octorank is a Berlin-based company founded in 2017. The company is 100% owned by the three founders Tim Vogelsang, André Rieck and Anne Märtin and thus not dependent on any external interests.
What exactly does Octorank consider a "startup"?
By startup we mean an innovative and fast-growing company that is at most five years old. We don’t consider agencies, consultancies or corporate spinoffs to be “startups” in this sense.
Why are startups relevant for me at all?
Experience with our customers has repeatedly shown that collaboration or investment in startups has positive effects on the future viability of medium-sized businesses and corporations.
Where can I sign-up and what does it cost?
Please make a short enquiry through the form at the bottom of the page. Our different services have different pricing models.
What is Octorank's business model?
Our Startup Relationship Manager (Octorank SRM) is a so-called "subscription model" - our customers pay a monthly usage fee depending on the number of users. Our startup scouting comes with a project-based fixed price, which depends on the effort of the analysts involved. Our awards, challenges and programs are treated as a day-based agency service or in the form of sponsorship packages (e.g. for our own brands "Buy it!" and "Thinking Tomorrow").
Is Octorank a startup database?
Yes: You can use our Startup Relationship Manager (SRM) internally as your startup database. However, the software does not initially contain any data out of the box. Typically, our customers then acquire startup data through networking, startup scouting, or through applications to their startup programs.
And no: If you're looking for a “startup database” where you can find a large number of startups and investors without having to edit or maintain the data yourself, we recommend Crunchbase.
Can I try Octorank for free?
Yes. For all our services we offer a free consultation and demo in a 30-minute conversation (phone or video conference). Our software can also be tested. Please submit a short enquiry through the form at the bottom of this page.